Vacation Benefits

 Full-time salaried postdoctoral trainees receive 20 vacation days per year. 

The Vacation policy for academic staff members – including postdocs – is set out in the Academic Staff Handbook.   

  • The responsibility of maintaining records of vacation rests with the academic department.
  • After one month of work, vacation may be taken as earned, subject to the approval of the department chair and division/subdepartment head.
  • Ten (10) working days of accrued vacation may be carried over to the next year.
    • Vacation accrued during the July-June period may be taken through August 31.
    • Any carry over beyond August 31 of more than 10 days from the earlier July-June period must be approved in advance by the department chair.
    • Prior approval of the chair is necessary for further carry over, to a maximum of thirty (30) days.
    • Vacation cannot extend salary payments beyond the term of appointment. Thus, any accrued vacation time should be taken before the effective date of the end of the appointment.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 1300 York Ave, Suite A-139 New York, NY 10065 Phone: